I no longer work in the retail chain pet store. Management issues were already wearing me down and taking all of the fun out of the work environment, so after learning about our distributors and reading corporate's rebuttals, it's apparent that it isn't a suitable match any longer.
Furthermore, after graduation I'm considering moving back down south to be closer to my family. There are graduate schools in Mississippi and Alabama so it doesn't make a lot of sense to continue living 17 hours away from my people. But that's all a ways off in spring of 2009.